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Richard Tyrone-Jones' Big Heart commissioned

Radio 4 have commissioned Top Dog to produce a series of 3 shows based on Richard Tyrone-Jones' "Big Heart". For his thirtieth birthday RTJ, the healthy, gym-going “Ringmaster of Spoken Word” (★★★★-ThreeWeeks) at Edinburgh’s Free Fringe got an unexpected present: heart failure.

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The continuing adventures of Nigel Penny

Top Dog's late night comedy series "The Music Teacher" has been commissioned for a third series.  This is scheduled for broadcast on Radio 4 in Spring 2013 Commissioning Editor's feedback: "We love this show! Delighted to take another series.

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Dave Against The Machine spinoff gets the go ahead

Summer 2013 sees Dave Lamb's "Hobby Bobbies" arrive on Radio 4. An audience sitcom by Dave Lamb, about a warm-hearted pair of Community Police Officers struggling to make their way in the world of law enforcement. A spin-off featuring two hugely well received characters from Radio 4’s 2011 series Dave Against the Machine.

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New Drama Commission

We're pleased to announce our first Drama commission for BBC Radio 4. Stormchasers is a comedy drama written and produced by Top Dog's own Nick Walker. It will broadcast in Autumn 2012 in the Afternoon Play slot. The 45 minute drama features the exploits of three troubled and disillusioned West Midland stormchasers who believe that one 'tornado scoop' will compensate for their stalled lives.

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The Music Teacher - Repeat and Recommission

Series One of Richie's late night musical comedy The Music Teacher is being repeated on Radio 4 from Wednesday 21st September 2011 at 23:15. We're also delighted to reveal that a second series has been commissioned for broadcast in the Spring of 2012.

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Top Dog is go go go

Top Dog is officially up and running. Green-lit projects for 2010 include The Music Teacher (Radio 4), a six part comedy set in the tiny practice room of a neurotically run arts centre; and Railings and Spikes (Radio 4), a four part comedy drama about two brothers who weave increasingly elaborate conspiracies about why their lives are so terrible.

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